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Funding Opportunities

The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist organizations working to reduce the burden of chronic disease in SD throughout the year. In addition our partners also offer opportunities for funding. This page is designed to provide easy access to funding opportunity announcements.

Funding Opportunities Currently Open for Applications

Tobacco Disparities Grants

Grant Solicitation Release: February 1, 2018
Grant Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018 by 5 pm CST
Grant Period: June 2018 – May 2019
Anticipated Award Amount: $5,000 minimum; 25,000 maximum

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for disparities-based tobacco prevention and control activities. The Tobacco Disparities Grant is intended to promote long-term change aimed at reducing disparate tobacco use among the following priority populations: youth and young adults, American Indians, pregnant women, Medicaid clients, spit tobacco users, and the mental health and substance abuse populations. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Disparities Grant website to view the grant guidance documents and other information to help you complete your grant application –

Community Walk Audit Grants

Grant Solicitation Release: January 24, 2018
Grant Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018
Grant Period: May 2018 – April 2019
Anticipated Award Amount: $3,000 – $5,000 per community

The South Dakota Department of Health is pleased to announce the fourth round of a unique funding opportunity for Community Walk Audits. This funding can be used by SD communities to launch healthy community design efforts to improve walkability by conducting walk audits. By assessing the built environment through walk audits – easy, doable assessments – communities can position themselves for short-term walkability enhancements and future long-term policy work. All SD communities not previously awarded are eligible to apply. Priority selection will be given to small, rural communities or those larger communities who identify a particular neighborhood or sector with greatest need for improvement of walkable areas for those underserved residents. To download the application, visit the Physical Activity tab on

Cancer Programs Implementation Grant Request for Applications

RFA Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018 by 5 pm CST
Project Period: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Anticipated Award Amount: Applicants may request up to $20,000.
It is anticipated that 3-4 applicants will be funded.

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Cancer Programs are pleased to announce the release of the Implementation Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The programs are soliciting applications that support the 2015-2020 South Dakota Cancer Plan, focus on evidence-based intervention implementation, and promote cancer prevention, early detection, or cancer survivorship efforts in South Dakota. Eligibility includes, but is not limited to, federally qualified healthcare centers, health plans, healthcare clinics, healthcare systems, cancer treatment centers, healthcare professional organizations, Indian Health Service, non-profits, quality improvement organizations, school-based healthcare clinics, tribal health centers, universities, wellness coalitions, and worksites.

To download the application and RFA flyer, visit Applications are due via electronic submission to

Partner Funding Opportunities

Wellmark Foundation
South Dakota Community Foundation